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Sep 12, 2012 3:00am PDT
developing overseas. one in egypt, another in libya, both involving violent protests against the united states. at the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya's second largest city, at least one american staff member was killed after gunmen stormed the compound and burned it down. we've got some amateur video here into nbc news from the scene. if you listen, you can hear gunshots going off in the background. witnesses say the attackers were armed with automatic rifles, rpgs. libyan forces stationed there said to have little to stop the violence. >>> in neighboring cairo, angry protesters scaled the fortified walls of the u.s. embassy, destroyed the american flag and replaced it with a black islamic banner. most of the u.s. diplomatic staff had already been evacuated in anticipation of this protest. both incidents reportedly are reaction to a little-known amateur movie produced in the united states which ridiculed the prophet mohammed. it gained attention because an obscure florida pastor began promoting it, the same man who triggered deadly riots in afghanistan when he threatened to burn the
Sep 13, 2012 3:00am PDT
overnight. >> yeah. >> we, of course, have been focused on libya. yesterday we were focused on the political scrap that was taking place while we had chaotic situations across the globe. >> i'd say it was more than a scrap. >> i think it was a terrible moment, maybe a defining moment in the campaign, of course what's going on in egypt right now. is equally troubling. and i suspect that when the streets clear, perhaps the most troubling aftereffect of this will be what has not been said by the muslim brotherhood or the leaders of egypt. this morning we'll have to get to that later because this morning more breaking news. now out of yemen. >> yep. witnesses say hundreds of demonstrators have stormed the u.s. embassy in the capital of sana'a. the a.p. reports protesters breached the security corridor around the embassy grounds but have not entered the building housing diplomatic offices. officials with yemen's government says no one was killed. the assault on the u.s. embassy in yemen comes just one day after four americans were killed at the u.s. consulate in libya and a mob of demonstrators s
Sep 14, 2012 3:00am PDT
to the leaders in libya versus the leaders in egypt. and the leaders in egypt, i think, morsi heard the difference between how he talked to the libyans which was full of love and support versus the way he talked to morsi which had a little bit more of a stern, you know, that tone he was talking about. >> exactly. hey, look at me, buddy. this is not going to work. i will say for the jackals running around capitol hill that we need to not fund either egypt or libya moving forward, seriously, please go inside, wrap yourself in bubble wrap, stay away from sharp objects. you are a danger to the long-term health and national security of the united states of america. now that we've got that off the plate, willie, we can move forward. and talk about the conservative critique. and i think it's a fair critique. the conservative critique that all you guys in the media were talking about mitt romney. you should have talked about the warnings with the embassy, et cetera, et cetera. and yes, perhaps we should have. but you know who didn't allow us to do that? >> mitt romney. >> mitt romney. if mi
Sep 27, 2012 3:00am PDT
look unpresidential. "the wall street journal" leading with their editorial today, "the libya debacle." the more we're finding out about benghazi, the more it looks like a gross security failure. and you know, something the romney campaign told me, this is the biggest mistake we made on libya. if you give the media a chance to talk about politics or policy, they'll talk about politics every time. and we get out in front of it, so all everybody talked about those first few days was the politics of it. but the policy looks, willie, more and more like a gross security failure. you've got so many warnings coming in and so many warnings that were ignored. now the administration, the lead of "the new york times" saying that it may have been an al qaeda hit. but "the times" said there's no evidence on that. mitt romney, again, that's another -- it's a political blunder. and they've made too many of them. >> andrea, we had secretary of state hillary clinton herself yesterday saying we now believe there is an al qaeda link to the attack on the consulate in libya. >> in moments we were told by
Sep 25, 2012 6:00am EDT
on the wrong-headed view of religion, extreme, narrow-minde and so on d ee iy libya with the tragic death of your ambassador there, it play out in egypt, yemen, syria, iraq. afghanistan, pakistan. this is a battle going on in which i think what we have to do modern mindeselepl side of the it's going to be a very tough struggle in the meantime. >> how much about the way we look at these countries is colored by the last decade of re america and great and britain, their civilians have been killed in these wars, we don't have the stomach to put our men and women in harm's way. do you think that colors theay ci sident obama viewshese decisions? >> well, it's always better to have a coalition together. but i think what's happening which is different now in the past couple of years from the previous ten is that we intervein ine intervened, and so on. this time, it is -- these uprisings are coming from the street. these oppressive regimes are being cast off. but what we learned about the societies and i think you can see thisery clearly from ghanistan, from iraq. when you lift the lid of thi es
Sep 26, 2012 6:00am EDT
. they're all working in coalition. you have an islamic party workg withec l coiorts. libya that -- you know, this time last year they were in a war and in nine months they've produced elections for a government. but it won't be easy but it won't be linear. the path to democracy, it's a process. it's not a suv event, so it will take time andre wl b setbacks. th tragedy of the other week was a setback of immense proportions and the hurt done to the united states and people in libya recognizing that a friend of libya had been killed. this is a setback of terrible proportions. giveeople pluralism, the freedom of choice, that process will go on, but we're yet to see how easy that will sit with those who would like to use a bit of freedom to repress others. who knows how this is going to go. t we're still optimistic. >> meechham. >> prime minister gordon brown was here. he used the phrase pakistan is the epicenter of the problems we face and my sense wasmplications and beyond. can you tell us what you think a -aca aniooks like and what the issues of pakistan are? >> well, firstly, when the i
Sep 17, 2012 3:00am PDT
it. in libya, there is a lot of pro-american feeling, not only in the government but also among the people. you saw pro-american protests after those horrific deaths. so you still have al qaeda influences. you have large numbers of militias, heavily armed militias in libya. this is a barely post-war, post-civil war environment. egypt is another case. egypt is struggling to find out what its national identity is. and desperately in need of money. the egyptian leadership pleading with the imf, pleading with us for money at the same time as teetering because of its longstanding fundamentalist beliefs, not knowing what it is. that's why the president sent that very strong signal to president morsi last week saying not an ally, not an enemy. and then what really troubles me is afghanistan. this raid on friday, not only the insider raids over the weekend, but the friday raid on that camp bastion was not only organized, it was three heavily armed units in american army uniforms penetrating that base. >> yeah. >> that is the most troubling of all. >> it is unbelievable. our standing and
Sep 26, 2012 3:00am PDT
of the international diplomatic juggalos. with libya in turmoil, syria inflames iran, an incredible opportunity for our president not just to address the world community but for in high-level prez-on-prez action. >> the white house says he has no plans to have any private meetings with world leaders. >> oh. well, probably protocol. this is not the time for one-on-one meetings with other world leaders. >> our research shows it's been 20 years since a president has been to that meeting and not met one on one with a foreign leader. >> oh. well, i guess if the world leaders would like to meet with him personally, they can just donate $5 to his campaign and take their chances like the rest of us. >> all right. here with us now, former british prime minister and the united nations special envoy for global education, gordon brown, joins the table this morning. good to have you on board. you may not talk soccer. >> prime minister brown was a little disturbed that we were over here celebrating the suez crisis, the boiling of brits in oil. we are so sorry. >> we've moved on a long time ago. i don't know if you c
Sep 24, 2012 3:00am PDT
at the u.s. consulate in libya that killed four americans. >> reporter: since the benghazi traj tragedy, your opponent has attacked you as being weak on national defense and weak on foreign policy. he said you need to be more aggressive in iran, you haven't done enough to support the revolt in syria and that our friends don't know where we stand and our enemies think we're weak. >> well, let's see what i've done since i've came into office. i said i'd end the war in iraq. i did. i said that we'd go after al qaeda. they have been decimated in the fatah. that we'd go after bin laden. he's gone. so i've executed on my foreign policy, and it's one that the american people largely agree with. you know, if governor romney is suggesting that we should start another war, he should say so. >> we're going to get to iran as well. the candidates were asked about that. but quickly, richard, on this question, explain the fine line the president is walking here, answering it. >> well, the president is out there defending his record. can i make a slightly related point on foreign policy? what's interes
Sep 28, 2012 3:00am PDT
whether the clint eastwood moment or running to criticize obama for the libya attacks and each and every time he tries to build momentum around these themes, build a larger place to get obama out -- he over shadows. >> you just said theme. that is what charles krauthammer says. he said if there were an over arching thing mitt romney was carrying from foreign policy -- >> you can only build that theme if you do it day in and day out and obama has done his theme which is romney is this rich guy who is going to outsource everything. he's been tripped up every now and then but by and large has been consistent. mitt romney has been his own worst enemy. >> that is the problem kelly. they don't have a big over arching theme as charles krauthammer says that carries them through a week where they're not looking at just what happened 15 minutes ago and trying to respond frantically to that. >> i think the romney people would say their over arching theme is we can't afford four more years. however, they have not hammered that as consistently and i think what you talked about, being over shadowed by
Sep 4, 2012 3:00am PDT
difficult issue. people feel we did something in libya, why can't we do something in sear dia tyrisyria? the bottom line, it's a very different place. what the administration is doing in terms of gathering international support sat crucial part in isolating syria. >> we've got to get a break but andrea has a question. we're not jot allowed to say no toll andrea. if andrea has a question. >> do you agree with mitt romney that russia is the most dangerous threat to the united states? >> if you live in the 20th century you might believe that, but the bottom line is, we're living in the 21st century, which is is wrong. >> thank andrea. thank you very much. >> we'll see you. thank you very much, for recruiting us. >> thank you so much. and thank you for all the -- >> good ones. >>> check p for pope. stop by the "morning joe" lounge located here in the experience area in the convention at center, and we'll be live here at the blackfinn in charlotte. special coverage of the democrat campaign. okay. 210 eat trade street, come by if you're in the area. stay with us. more "morning joe" in just a
Sep 18, 2012 3:00am PDT
, and then hoeover this past week, yo combine libya and the press conference, which is polling horribly for him. the campaign shake-up yesterday that was in several publications, and then this video, very, very bad news. this is one of the worst weeks for any presidential candidate in a general election that any of us can remember around this table. >> and how dangerous, potentially, are these remarks? at one point he basically dismisses half the nation as dead beats saying i'll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives. does this feed into the narrative that the obama campaign has been trying to push on romney all summer? >> it feeds into what jeff greenfield called the thurston howell iii candidate six months ago, david brooks is talking about it this morning. this is what's important, 47% of these quote victims mitt romney talked about, we're not going to vote for mitt romney anyway, but jeb bush and george w. bush, they would always start their campaigns in inner cities, they would talk to the truly disadvantaged, no the because they believed they
Sep 19, 2012 3:00am PDT
on in nearly every country across the region. in libya, you have a huge number of people who are out with signs professing their support for not just chris stevens who lost his life, you know, supporting peace and our relationship, but you have them saying, look, we apologize. same thing in several other countries. many of the leaders have expressed the same sentiments. and so i think we need to understand that as our country has local dynamics, these countries have local dynamics, too. and you have an emerging democratic movement. you also have these old regime loyalists, soccer thugs in the case of egypt, and even these, you know, more religious extreme elements where they're jockeying for power. >> what is it about america? why do they attack so violently, these groups? >> america is a symbol, right? america is a symbol. look who's keeping it up now. nasrallah in lebanon saying go out, protest. this guy is a supporter of bash bashar al assad, he grew up the barracks in lebanon, al qaeda in yemen. it is the most reactionary elements that are still trying to drive this thing and exploit this s
Sep 21, 2012 3:00am PDT
in places like egypt and libya where the median age is 17 or 18 years of age, largely illiterate, many of them, or perhaps not, but largely unemployed, they define hope as perhaps maybe the end of the week, getting to the end of the week. is that not an equal threat to our stability internationally? >> mike, there's no question about it. you know, 60% of the arab world is under the age of 25. >> wow! >> and 60%. and they're growing up in countries -- there's a famous climate scientist who's passed away, but she had a saying about climate change which also applies to the muslim world. we have exactly enough time starting now. they have exactly enough time starting now. to basically get in place the right education policies, economic reforms that will enable them to catch up with the world. i was just in china two weeks ago. and when you see that china which was behind egypt 50 years ago, china's so far ahead of egypt now, egypt can't see china. you look at the chinese olympics -- i always thought that in a subtle way the chinese olympics were one of the things that contributed to the ar
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